Glee star Mike O’Malley hit a somber note while promoting is new show Welcome the Family on NBC. At the 2013 TCA press tour he was asked to share his thoughts on his co-star Cory Monteith who was found dead on July 13in his room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.
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“I think that I had what was probably the toughest scene I ever acted in my career as an actor with him: when I had to throw his character, Finn, out of the house because of a slur that he used. He was remarkable to me when we were shooting that scene over and over again -- the depth of emotion he was able to portray, the sorrow, the shame.”
Lea Michele Calls Cory Monteith "the Best Person I Know" in Last Interview Before His DeathO’Malley remembered the bond they formed on set as quarterback and football coach:“He was an incredibly warm guy, a guy who was welcoming to everyone who came on that show from the beginning through the new folks who came on the show this past year. He was a very, very hardworking actor. I just loved working with him. He was a great guy and I miss him very much."
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